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You know you're a nurse if... You've been telling stories in a restaurant and had someone at another table throw up. (share and add your own below)... Read More

  1. Visit  Inimica18} profile page
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    You yell at your husband in the middle of the night because you dreamt that he was a kiddo on your shift that just extubated himself! True story-my husband looked at me like he wanted a divorce lol
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  3. Visit  Esme12} profile page
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    Quote from Dazglue
    When you start to worry if your patient hasn't urinated in a few hours, but you've gone almost the entire shift without making it to the restroom and you are excited that you have broken your own record!
    There was a member that called that good time management.....Mela something....
    maelstrom143 likes this.
  4. Visit  nerdtonurse?} profile page
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    While at a Revolutionary War re-enactment at Williamsburg, you go to the circa 1770 hospital and find yourself reflexively sorting the surgical tools and turning the handles toward you.

    At the same re-enactment, one of the people holds up a small slender copper straw with holes at the end to ask if anyone can guess what it is, and you say, "looks like about an 8 French Foley to me." And you're right. *owwww*

    You look at the re-enactors portraying a smallpox victim, and you automatically start looking for PPE.
    Kipahni, ChristineN, silverbat, and 8 others like this.
  5. Visit  Esme12} profile page
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    Quote from qestout
    When you look like Columbo--patting every pocket looking for the vitals list--while muttering "I know I have it here somewhere". (you have to be older to get this one
    I resemble that remark.....
    poppycat, silverbat, jelly221,RN, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  nicenurselpn} profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    I resemble that remark.....

    I call my report sheet my "brain". I have been known to be seen running all over the building lookin for my "brain" which is where I put my patients vital signs on!!
  7. Visit  dhollin1} profile page
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    When you assess lower extremity edema and possible origin due to color and symmetry in the elderly customers while shopping.
    sharpeimom, Aurora77, MedChica, and 3 others like this.
  8. Visit  upinneweng} profile page
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    I was told many years ago I knew I was a nurse if I could empty a bedpan while eating a peanut butter sandwich....
  9. Visit  jmdRN} profile page
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    You know you're a nurse when, at a family gathering, one of the kiddos pukes during supper. you clean it up, wash your hands, and go back to eating like nothing happened.

    The more squeamish in the group looked at me like I had 2 head when I asked if they were going to have the rest of thier dessert or not
  10. Visit  nicenurselpn} profile page
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    You know you're a nurse when in the middle of cleaning up a huge loose code brown, you say out loud " I have to get brownie mix when I get off work!"

    You know you're a nurse when you do the happy pee-pee dance when your patient finally voids

    You know you're a nurse when you have perfected the art of only going to the bathroom once during your shift and praying that you don't get a UTI.

    You know you're a nurse when you consider coffee one of the important food groups!
  11. Visit  babyNP.} profile page
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    You know you're a NICU nurse when you cross-train a PICU nurse and say, "..and we have baby X, who is very old..." "How old?" "About 4 months" and the PICU RN bursts out laughing...

    Kudos to you peds and adult nurses. I have no idea what I would do with anything that big.
  12. Visit  Jakrabt} profile page
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    You overhear a conversation comparing ailments and you silently sneak away from them hoping they don't recognize you and ask your opinion.
    Last edit by Jakrabt on Apr 29, '12
  13. Visit  nerdtonurse?} profile page
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    You're helping the surgeon do an I and D on a huge abdominal abscess, and all you can think is, "do they have Brunswick stew in the cafeteria today?"
  14. Visit  sharpeimom} profile page
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    when you take your new orthopedic resident boyfriend home to meet mom on a lovely fall afternoon and since you have
    driven 75 miles on the spur of the moment, she insists you stay for the leg of lamb dinner she's cooking for five friends.

    as dinner begins, your date offers to carve the lamb, and as he carves, he very enthusiastically and in lurid detail, describes
    his very first aka. i was interested but everyone else?and


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